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Use Testing to Develop Better Software Faster

by | Sep 4, 2022 | Voxxed Days Cluj 2022

Marit van Dijk is a software developer with 20 years of experience in different roles and companies. She loves building awesome software with amazing people, and has contributed to open source projects like Cucumber and various other projects. She enjoys learning new things, as well as sharing knowledge on Java, Kotlin, programming, test automation, Cucumber/BDD and software engineering. She speaks at international conferences, webinars and podcasts, writes blog posts and contributed to the book “97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly Media).

Testing doesn’t always get the attention it deserves in software development. Many developers claim to be bad at it, or are just not that interested. (These may or may not be related.)

As developers, our job is to deliver working software. With the shift to CI/CD and the move to the cloud, the need to have the right feedback at the right time only increases. There are many ways that testing can help us with that. Not only can testing help us verify our solution and prevent us from breaking things, it can also help us design our software, find flaws in our architecture and come up with better solutions. In this talk I will highlight some of the many ways that testing can help you to develop better software faster.